A program is set to be launched in Mexico to assist Mexican nationals facing criminal proceedings for serious crimes in the United States.
Roberto Velasco, the head of the North America unit of the Secretariat for Foreign Affairs (SRE), announced the program during a meeting with the Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores, North America, of the Mexican Senate.
The program is designed to provide legal assistance to vulnerable populations who may lack the resources or language skills to defend themselves in the U.S. criminal justice system.
It aims to address situations where guilt has not been admitted, and there are sufficient legal grounds to presume innocence, or where disproportionate sentences have been received due to injustices in the system.
This program is in line with the Mexican President’s vision that Mexican consulates should serve as defenders of migrants abroad.